Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563
Dr Kum Cheng Kiong is a renowned surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in advanced surgery. He is a pioneer in key-hole surgery since 1990 with thousands of successful operations. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery in the National University of Singapore and President of the Singapore Chapter of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia.
Centre for Screening and Surgery (CSS) specialises in screening and detection of cancer in its early stages. When detected early, we can achieve a cure rate of 90% or more for most cancers.
For breast screening, we have high resolution ultrasound machine and in-house Mammotome biopsy equipment to detect and diagnose cancers with minimum delay.
The ultrasound is also used to diagnose thyroid nodules, gallstones or hernias.
For colon and other gastrointestinal cancers, in addition to blood tests for tumour markers, we perform high defintion gastroscopy and colonoscopy to diagnose cancers or to remove polyps.
When surgery is needed, we specialise in the minimally invasive approach which leads to less pain, shorter recovery and better cosmetic results. Our doctor is also trained in the latest surgical technologies such as Robotic Surgery, Single Incision Surgery (SILS) and Natural Orifice Surgery (NOTES)
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Most common cancer among women in Singapore. Worldwide, it is also the most frequent cancer among women
Latest method to remove breast lumps through 5mm 'key-hole' incisions under local anaesthesia.
We specialise in screening and curing common cancers of the breast, colon, stomach, thyroid and other parts of the body.
Endoscopy / Colonoscopy
Endoscopy (gastroscopy or colonoscopy) is an outpatient procedure using a small flexible endoscope to examine your esophagus, stomach, part of your duodenum, colon and rectum. You will be sedated during the procedure and should not feel any pain or discomfort
We also specialise in removing gallstones and gallbladders using key-hole surgery. Dr Kum has successfully performed hundreds of such operations.
Most common cancer in Singapore men and the second most common cancer in Singapore women. Colonoscopy screening is recommended starting at the age of 50 years and every 5-10 years thereafter if the results are normal
Although the incidence of stomach cancer has declined, it remains a common cancer in Singapore. Endoscopy of the stomach (gastroscopy) is the best method of detecting stomach cancers in its early stages.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Also known as key-hole surgery or laparoscopic surgery. The centre has doctors and nurses specially trained in the US and Europe in this special branch of surgery
Also known as 'key-hole' surgery whereby procedures are performed through small incisions. Dr Kum is a pioneer in this field of surgery and has performed thousands of laparoscopic surgeries successfully.
This centre specialises in repairing all types of hernias using key-hole surgery. The most common is a groin hernia. Other hernias treated here include umbilical, incisional, ventral, hiatus and femoral types of hernias.
There is an increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer. It presents as a lump in the neck. Diagnosis is made with an ultrasound and needle biopsy. Surgery can cure thyroid cancer with more than 90% success.
The liver is one of the largest and most important organ in the body. Diseases in the liver can lead to fatigue, loss of weight, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and jaundice (yellow discoloration of the eyes). Ultrasound and blood tests can detect most liver conditions.
Focuses on helping people attain their ideal weight and body fat composition in accordance to their gender and height. A multi-disciplinary customised approach including diet, exercise, medication, gastric balloon and/or key-hole surgery.
Robotic surgery is a modality of surgery using the da Vinci Robotic System. It enables superior visualisation in 3D, 10x magnification and improved dexterity of instruments. This centre pioneered robotic surgery in Singapore in 2004.